Judy Bense appointed UWF Interim President

Today, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees approved Dr. Judy Bense, executive director of UWF’s Division of Anthropology and Archaeology, as interim president. Bense will temporarily fill the position that will become vacant when current UWF President John Cavanaugh assumes his new role as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education […]

UWF students headed on “Great American Urban Adventure”

St. Augustine wrote “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” University of West Florida Public History students participating in the unique travel course, “Great American Urban Adventure,” need not worry. By the end of their 25-day journey traversing the urban Northeast and Midwest, these travelers will have […]

UWF students play integral role in Social Security Administration pilot program

Seizing the chance to work with Pensacola’s District Social Security office, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller’s office, University of West Florida students from the Department of Communication Arts received the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real world situation. After months of research, UWF students helped create an information campaign to increase […]

Get in the swim this summer at UWF’s Aquatic Center

There are very few forms of exercise that provide cardiovascular benefits, are low-impact and build muscle and strength at the same time. Swimming, however, fulfills all these fitness needs, while also proving to be a much cooler summer alternative to many outdoor forms of exercise. Unfortunately, not everyone has a swimming pool at their disposal, […]

Argonaut athletic family suffers soccer team tragedy

West Florida Soccer Athlete Mason Hupp was found dead Tuesday morning, just a couple of months before his senior soccer season was to begin. He was one of the returning leaders for the UWF Men’s Soccer team, which was ranked as high as third in the nation last season, with an 18-2 record. Hupp was […]

Opening kids’ eyes: UWF Explore Summer Camps

Helping children discover interests, develop character and make life-long friends while learning valuable skills, summer camps have always been a haven for kids to make the best memories. Whether their interests are cartoons, robotics, the arts or geography, the University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education has a little something for everyone this summer, […]

UWF announces Dave Scott as interim athletic director

The University of West Florida announced today that Dave Scott, current director of Recreation and Sport Services, will serve as interim athletic director. Scott has been with the university since August of 1990, and has recently served on the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee. His duties as interim athletic director will include managing daily operations, implementing […]

UWF alum facing the ultimate antarctic challenge

Passionate about preserving history for future generations, UWF alumna Susanne Grieve will go to any length to learn more about historic adventurers and explorers, even if it means suiting up in four layers of heavy gear, facing temperatures that fall to negative 96 degrees Fahrenheit and enduring three months of darkness 24 hours a day. […]

Cavanaugh appointed Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

This morning, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education named University of West Florida President John Cavanaugh as their next Chancellor, effective July 1. The PASSHE Chancellor has direct responsibility for 14 universities and more than 110,000 students, making it one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. […]

UWF lends a helping hand to local Job Development Center

Not only driven to help students take big steps towards their futures, the University of West Florida is also making sure to continue reaching out to the community to offer help and assistance to local organizations. Recently in collaboration with the Century Community Development Partnership Inc. (CCDP), UWF donated 20 computers, a chalk board and […]

UWF alum heading to Nigeria to offer HIV/AIDS education

Wrapping up four years in a place that has shaped and helped her create her passion, Mary Ann Kaiser, a recent University of West Florida graduate, is not only preparing for the culmination of her undergraduate years, she is truly getting ready to face the world. Ready to go on June 23, Kaiser will travel […]

Grads-to-be share memories and advice

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. You are the one who’ll decide where to go,” wrote the whimsically wise Theodore Geisel. This spring, approximately 1,600 University of West Florida students […]